Founded in 1886 by Shoji Nagai, the Nagai family continues to make high-quality sake at their namesake brewery to this day. They are located at the very northern edge of Japan’s central Kanto plain, right where it meets the foothills of Mt. Hotaka. In recent years the brewery has pioneered a distinctive “Nagai style” of sake, marked by purity of flavor and clarity of structure. In addition to making beautiful Ginjo grade sake, they make supremely elegant sparkling sake and superlative vintage releases of dessert sake.